After last year’s record breaking event, we’re setting our sights even higher for this year! While the slight threat of rain kept a few customers away last year, we’re optimistic for a picture-perfect day this August. We hope to see lots more Mustangs, beating our all-time highest attendance record from 2010! Last year, YOU, our loyal customers helped us make a record donation of $25,000 to the Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund. This year, with your help, we want to do even MORE. So let’s keep the momentum rolling at CJ’s 12th annual FREE car show event! The Time & Place: CJ’s Customer Appreciation Day 2012 (#CJCAD12), will be held on Saturday August 11th, 2012 from 9am-2pm EST at our Harrisburg, PA location. The CJ Pony Parts showroom will be open from 9am-1pm. We’ll also be running our popular Premium Parking Permit program again, this year. Check back soon for more details and how you can get your premium spot! The Charity: At the last few CADs, we have established a strong tradition of making bigger and better donations to our favorite charity, The Four Diamonds Fund. That’s going to continue this year, as all of our donations from the day, including from charity auctions, t-shirt sales and food sales will be going right to The Four Diamonds Fund. Customer Appreciation Day is all about showing our customers a great time, while helping out a charity that really matters! Last year, we crushed 2010′s donation of $19,000 by raising an incredible $25,000 in 1 day and we’re sure we’ll do better this year, with your help! If you don’t know who The Four Diamonds Fund is or what they do, here is a little background info from their website. The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. Any family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is automatically eligible for support. The fund has helped more than 2,000 families since 1972. Approximately 100 new families receive support each year. The Show: We will be holding five popular vote contests again, this year. All categories are FREE to enter! There is no registration fee required! Popular Vote Categories: Best Early Model Mustang (1964-1978) Best Fox Body Mustang (1979-1993) Best SN95 Mustang (1994-2004) Best S197 Mustang (2005-2013) Best of Show The Vendors: Our showroom will once again be transformed into our very popular Vendor Showcase area, where you can meet some of our BIGGEST vendors and check out displays and information on the parts you want! Vendors like TMI, BBK, Prestolite, Distinctive Industries, Magnaflow, Edelbrock, Powermaster and a special appearance by Ford Racing, with a new performance Mustang! Representatives from each company will be on hand to display new parts and help answer questions. Keep checking for updates on more vendors possibly showing up this year! FREE, FREE, FREE: As always, we will have great music playing all day from our MC tent in front of CJ Pony Service. There will also be free food and drinks for everyone, tons of giveaway prizes at our PRIZE WHEEL, raffles, silent auctions and guided tours of our facilities. There are plenty of activities for the kids (including the return of Pony Rides!) and a new car being raffled off, by Hospice of Lancaster! We hope to see all of you this year! Stay tuned for more updates on CAD 2012 as we get more information. We’re sure this year’s event is going to be the best one yet!